Long-time TV host Dr Phil has announced the end of his show.
As the host of the show, Phil McGraw has been on air since 2002.
McGraw made his TV debut as a guest life coach on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the 1990s. Winfrey then helped him to launch his very own show.
In a statement released by CBS Media Ventures, the show’s production company, McGraw said he has been “blessed with over 25 wonderful years in daytime television. With this show, we have helped thousands of guests and millions of viewers through everything from addiction and marriage to mental wellness and raising children.”
Although the 72-year-old went on to say that he’s moving on from the show, the statement didn’t elaborate on what his plans are.
It’s believed McGraw will focus on increasing his impact on TV and viewers by accepting a new role on prime-time television.
Dr Phil is no stranger to controversy. BBC reports that the show is known for interviewing high-shock-value guests with unconventional stories, and many of the interviews have launched viral memes on the internet.
Some of the most controversial issues were McGraw’s views on the pandemic lockdowns even though he isn’t a medical doctor on diseases, and several employees alleging that they were verbally abused in the workplace which fostered fear, intimidation and racism.
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